Assistant Professor of International Security, Radboud University

I am an Assistant Professor at the Centre for International Conflict Analysis and Management (CICAM) at Radboud University Nijmegen.

My doctoral research, which was conducted through extensive fieldwork (12 months in Afghanistan), sheds light on how local actors (warlords) bypass peacebuilders’ constraints and maximize their capacities to conduct foreign relations while preserving a facade of subordination to a globally recognized sovereign.

My work focuses on why stable institutional orders and states emerge in particular circumstances. It engages scholarship on violence, political order, and state formation and explores the nature of alternative power structures in conflict environments, in particular in Somalia and Afghanistan

Experience

  • –present
    Assistant Professor of International Security, Radboud University

Education

  • 2013 
    Northwestern University/Sciences Po Paris, PhD, Political Science (IR)